BJP accuses Satyendar Jain of money laundering

BJP accuses Satyendar Jain of money laundering

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday accused Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain of converting “black money into white” with the help of a ‘hawala’ operator, after the AAP leader was summoned by the Income Tax department on Tuesday for questioning over his investments in few Kolkata-based companies.

“It is a clear case of converting black money into white with the help of hawala operator Jasvinder Mishra from Kolkata, who was operating 136 companies from single room,” Delhi BJP leader Sardar R.P. Singh said in a statement.

He alleged that Jain was a shareholder in a company from March 7, 2008 to July 31, 2013 and had 23 per cent stake in the company.

Singh said that in 2009 nine fake companies were operating from one single room in Kolkata.

BJP leader’s remarks came after the Income Tax department issued summons to Jain, asking him to appear before it in connection with a tax evasion probe against certain Kolkata-based firms.

Jain said that he has done nothing wrong and he will appear before the Income Tax department on October 4.

Hitting out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Singh alleged that “the amount received from the fake companies was invested in buying land worth Rs 4.5 crore in 2009”.

Singh alleged that in a clean up “Jain in 2013 transferred all his shares in the fake companies to another company in which his father is a major stakeholder”.

Singh said that the AAP leader was also a shareholder in another company from March 16, 2011 to July 31, 2013.

The BJP leader alleged that all the fake companies were operating from the same address in Kolkata and most of the companies had common investors “owned by Jain and his family”.

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